Veterans Day News

Thoughts on a Day to Remember and Honor Those Who Fought

There is a scene at the beginning of the World War I-based play “WarHorse” in which a cavalry troop of British soldiers going to France in August of 1914, extol their readiness for combat and their belief that they will …

Agents Creating At-Home Insurance Jobs for Disabled Veterans

For insurance agents Gary Trippe and Jim Pender, the idea for DVIC, or Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers, which aims to provide disabled veterans with employment in insurance, evolved in part from their own personal experiences dealing with disabled family members. …

Veteran Gambled and Won in Starting Own Agency

A recent study from the Small Business Administration suggests there is a strong correlation between self-employment and past military experience. Veterans are at least 45 percent more likely to start their own businesses than those without military background, according to …

Mission Accomplished: Post-Military Job with a Purpose

One of the things Shane Crockett loved about being in the military was the sense of purpose he felt on the job every day, something he said was missing from his first post-military job as an engineer. So like the …

Aon’s Warriors Bring Military Values to Managing Global Risks

When the phone rings in the Crisis Management Operation Center within Aon Corp.’s headquarters in Chicago, it’s typically not someone calling with good news or to say, “Have a nice day.” Chances are the caller is someone having a bad …

Does the Legacy of the Great War Still Haunt Europe?

As Americans and much of the rest of the world pause to honor the men and women who have served their country, one is reminded of the significance of the date – November 11. 93 years ago the guns of …